Dear my poor blog readers,

I have been using Microsoft Office OneNote to help me stay organized. Little by little those odd pieces of paper with small sayings on them, recipes, etc are getting typed into my many notebooks. I call you poor, for every time I have filed something in “Tibits of my Life” section in my journal, I also post it here.

A few years ago I attended Genesee Valley Baptist Camp (Winter Camp) with Hannah and Leah Scott. I took notes during the services, and I kept one set of notes because I liked the definition that the Preacher had used for “Disciple”. Unfortunately, my notes are not good enough to have included the preacher’s name, but I think it is worthwhile to repost these notes and my present reaction to them:

 Disciple–His disciplined One

Luke 14:25-35


  1. What kind of heart does a disciple have?
    • What do I love
    • How strong is my love for God?
    • Deuteronomy 6:5
    • Verse 27–dedication of thy heart
  1. What is the head of a disciple like?
    • Verse 28
    • Disciples are smart enough to listen
  1. The Hands of a disciple
    • Sacrifice is always required
    • Verse 32



  • It is worth it for me to be a disciple of Jesus Christ
  • Salt: produces thirst, preserves things, makes things taste better
  • My life should make people want and desire my God.


Lately, I have been thinking of my life and wondering if people really see how GREAT my God is because of my life? Do they want HIM because of what they see in me? I want that to be the case! We are called the salt of the earth in Matthew 5, but do we take that literally? When we eat salty popcorn  at the movie theatre we are often parched if we are too cheap to buy a drink! Christians, our lives should be like salty popcorn, enjoyable to be around, yet producing this unquenchable thirst for the greatness of our God.


About Melanie

My Being Purpose Statement: As a part of Christ's Bride and as one of His precious treasures whom He redeemed with His precious blood, I purpose in my heart to love and adore Him with all of my heart, soul, and mind (Matthew 22:37). I want to be beautiful in the sight of my Saviour, Jesus Christ. I will therefore pursue holiness (1 Peter 1:16) that I might worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (1 Chronicles 16:29, Psalms 96:9) and go and proclaim His love, sacrifice and salvation to others who have not heard that I may have the beautiful feet of them that bring glad tidings of good things (Isaiah 52:7, Romans 10:15). My Life Purpose Statement: I desire to serve my Redeemer and Savior Jesus Christ throughout my entire life by ministering to girls and women. I pray that I will be able to bring many girls and women to the Cross of Christ that they may find salvation from a loving and gracious Savior. It is my heart’s desire to encourage girls and women who know the Savior to deepen their relationship with Him and to fall more and more in love with Him. I also want to serve women by assisting them in their everyday lives whether I am rolling up my sleeves to work alongside them or am connecting them with people, ministries, and or resources that will be helpful and beneficial to them. By God’s grace and power, through His Spirit, and for His glory will I endeavor to fulfill this purpose
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